Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Shannon Hobson
Shannon Hobson


Perris, Calif.

High School:
Perris HS






About Shannon: Coach Bonvicini says: "We are expecting great things from Shannon. We need her to step up at that four spot and give us some good quality minutes. She's a strong rebounder, she's good down low and has very good mechanics. Shannon is much better on the inside when she's a power player, but we're going to work with her on her finesse shots. We want her to be that power player, because the ball goes in when she's a power player. She's been very quick in learning the system. We need Shannon to come out confident, hit the boards, be strong underneath and be that second physical post player for us. Defensively, Shannon has the abilities, the speed and the quickness to deal with people who pull away to the perimeter and also to be able to bang around on the inside"...

High School: Lettered four times in basketball and track and field and three times in volleyball at Perris (Calif.) High School... Played basketball for coach Marvin Williams at Perris... Two-time team captain and Most Valuable Player... Twice named All-CIF... Four-year All-Sunbelt League selection... Two-time Street & Smith's All-American... 2003 Press-Enterprise Riverside County Female Athlete of the Year... Averaged 12.1 points and 8 rebounds a game as a senior... In the All-Star Girls Report, was ranked No. 21 among the top 100 centers in the nation and was No. 92 out of the top 250 seniors in 2003... Helped Perris to a Sunbelt League championship and a berth in the Division 2AA title game in 2003... That was Perris' first-ever appearance in a CIF championship game... Attended the adidas Top 10 All-America Camp in 2002 and was selected to the Upperclass All-Star Team...Three-time All-Sunbelt selection in volleyball and earned that honor four times in track and field... Named to the County All-Star team in volleyball... Set school records in both the shotput and discus... Reached the CIF Masters meet in both throwing events... CIF Scholastic Student-Athlete... Member of National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation...